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Lauren R. Roth

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
B.A., George Washington University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Columbia University

Lauren R. Roth is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing who joined the St. John’s faculty in 2017.  She teaches Legal Writing and Health Law.

Professor Roth’s scholarship and research interests focus on: (1) the role of the government and employers in American health insurance and healthcare and (2) how to promote access to and efficiency in healthcare.  Her scholarship reflects an interdisciplinary approach (incorporating quantitative methods, American political development, history, and public health) and utilizes a range of methodological tools.  Professor Roth’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals, including the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Health Matrix, Nebraska Law Review, and University of Kansas Law Review.  Recently, C-Span broadcast a panel organized by the American Enterprise Institute around her forthcoming article on health savings accounts (accessible here).

Prior to her appointment at St. John’s, Professor Roth was Associate Director of the Lawyering Program and an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU School of Law.  While completing her Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University, she taught legal research and writing at Seton Hall University School of Law for three years and clerked for then-Magistrate Judge Esther Salas (currently District Judge) in the District of New Jersey.  Prior to that time, she practiced employee benefits law and litigation at Proskauer Rose LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Professor Roth received her B.A. summa cum laude from George Washington University in 2001, her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2004, and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2014.  While at Harvard, she was an editor of the Women’s Law Journal.

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